National EMS Week is May 17-23, 2015.  This week is dedicated to all those individuals committed to providing emergency medical services (EMS) that include dispatchers, first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), emergency nurses and emergency physicians.

In appreciation of the EMS providers in the county the Westchester Regional EMS Council will be hosting an award ceremony on May 14, 2015 at the Sleepy Hollow High School.

Gathered at this event will be hundreds of EMS providers, support personnel and their families that will be recognized for their efforts in saving countless lives. Please join us in congratulating all the individuals and agencies that support the EMS system in Westchester along with those who will be receiving special recognitions.

We salute all the 2014 Westchester Regional Emergency Medical Services Council Award Recipients.

BLS Provider of the Year
Jemell McAllister, EMT (Empress Ambulance Service)
ALS Provider of the Year Jared Rosenberg, Paramedic (Greenburgh Police Department EMS)
EMS Leadership Award
Bob Stoddard, EMT (Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps)
EMS Agency of the Year Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps
EMS Educator of Excellence
Norman Herman, MD (Phelps Memorial Hospital, Hoch Center for Emergency Education
EMS Quality & Safety
Michael Jeffries (Empress Ambulance Service)
EMS Communications Specialist
Nicole Vidal, EMT (Empress Ambulance Service)
Nurse of Excellence Nina Valentin, RN (Phelps Memorial Hospital)
Physician of Excellence Erik Larsen, MD (White Plains Hospital)
Youth Provider
Michael Appollo, Jr (Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps)EMS Quality
Civilian Award Jenna Fanelli